The Pit

328 W Davie St, Raleigh, North Carolina 27601 USA

3,076 Reviews
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Fri 11a-10p
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  • Wheelchair
    Accessible
  • Public
    Restrooms
  • Outdoor
    Seating
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“Legendary Barbecue in Raleigh!”

North Carolina is known for its legendary barbecue joints. We proudly continue this tradition by serving authentic whole-hog, pit-cooked barbecue at The Pit in downtown Raleigh's warehouse district.A celebration of all of the great culinary offerings of the Old North State, The Pit has made a name for itself as the destination for the state's signature cuisine. The pigs used to produce the barbecue are all raised in North Carolina using free-range farming practices, and the freshest of the state's bountiful produce is featured in the starters, sides and desserts.Going far beyond traditional barbecue offerings with some contemporary twists on Southern favorites, The Pit also serves Texas-style brisket, baby back ribs, barbecue turkey, fried chicken, and a can't-miss barbecue tofu dish. The tradition of Southern hospitality mixes well with The Pit's contemporary setting in a beautifully restored 1930s meatpacking warehouse.All of the spirits at The Pit have been handpicked to enhance the smoked and sometimes spicy fare cooked off the pit, as well as with some of the more traditional entrees. We take this to new heights with dinners that pair specific wines and beers with barbecue. And if it's bourbon you want, we've got a selection of fine bourbon whiskey meant to awaken even more smoky flavors from the pit. Our barbecue, ribs and Southern sides have helped us get plenty of attention from the media. We won a rib challenge on Food Network's "Throwdown with Bobby Flay." The Pit has been on The Travel Channel's "Man v Food" and was included in a barbecue cook-off on NBC's "The Today Show." The restaurant also has been included in cooking segments on ABC's "Good Morning, America" and "The Morning Show" on CBS, and has been featured in Bon Apptit, Southern Living, Men's Health, GQ, Imbibe, Delta Sky and Food Network magazines.

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David C.

OMG this place is the BBQ bomb! Once we move to the area, this place will be a weekly staple. I love BBQ and this place delivers. We were traveling through so we ordered a bit more than we would... Read more

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Rickey C.

Really good BBQ. Nice spot. Service was great. Portions are generous. You certainly will leave full Just an overall excellent dinning experience. Read more

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CJ B.

Sides were great. Meat was good but I would want to try something different next time. I was in and out QUICK! Read more

The Pit

328 W Davie St
Raleigh, North Carolina
27601 USA

Hours

Open now until 10:00 pm
  • Fri, Sat: 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Sun - Thu: 11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Restrooms
  • Wifi
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Credit Cards Accepted
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  • Lunch
  • Brunch
  • Dinner
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  • Takeout
  • Breakfast
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  • Private Dining
  • Outdoor Seating
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